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Pasco official arrested for embezzlement (KNDU-TV)
Pasco official arrested for embezzlement (KNDU-TV)
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Pasco Downtown Development Director Arrested for Embezzlement

Michael Goins was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by Pasco police detectives after apparently what was a lengthy period of surveillance and investigation.

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Not enough winning teams for college bowl games this year (Getty Images)
Not enough winning teams for college bowl games this year (Getty Images)
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Glut of College Bowl Games Means Losing Teams Get Invites!

There are currently, according to the NCAA, (National Collegiate Athletic Association) 128 Division I (or top-tier) college football teams in America.  There are also 40 bowl games being televised this year. In what has to be an indictment on rewarding mediocrity, you only have to be 6-6 record-wise to be bowl-eligible. 80 of the 128 will be going to some bowl this season.

But this year, the NCAA has had to tweak that rule, because there's only 75 teams with at least 6-6 marks. Five more are needed. So what are they doing about it?

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Experts say retailers ahve burned out consumers (Getty Images)
Experts say retailers ahve burned out consumers (Getty Images)
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Retailers Have “Burned Out” Shoppers on Black Friday, Say Experts

According to leading researchers, market trends, and business experts, retail companies have only themselves to blame for Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) burnout.  Some predict 2015 to match 2014, when Black Friday sales dropped 11 percent over 2013.

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Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday obsolete? (Getty Images)
Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday obsolete? (Getty Images)
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Are Black Friday, Cyber Monday Outdated? Yes, Say Retail Experts

According to some of the nation's leading marketing and business experts, the idea of 'Black Friday' for in-store shopping, and 'Cyber Monday' for online shopping as the biggest of the year is outdated and no longer exists. And, according to data from last year, it seems to be true.

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Oregon fails, Washington close behind in governmental accountability (Washington State Legislative Website)
Oregon fails, Washington close behind in governmental accountability (Washington State Legislative Website)
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Oregon Gets “F”, Washington State “D”, in Government Integrity Investigation

According to a report published by Northwest Cable News, Oregon is one of -if not the worst- states in the nation when it comes to integrity by government officials.

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Should Seattle Public Library Spend TWO MILLION DOLLARS to Change Name?

The Seattle Public Library wants to spend $2 million to change the name to Seattle Public Libraries.

A "re-branding campaign" would include changes to the mission statement and logo to become more appealing in a corporate world...

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Sara Robinson
Sara Robinson
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See the Disturbing Reason You’re Paying So Many Taxes in Washington

A new study says many state governments are taxing lower and middle class families at a higher rate than the wealthy. According to their numbers, Washington is the worst in the country!

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Seattle Landlord Gives Discount to Vegetarians

Seattle is one of the most expensive places to live in America. It's also one of the healthiest ones. Those facts combined as one landlord has decided to offer a very interesting discount.

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Suit filed over Benton County Jailing over fees (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Suit filed over Benton County Jailing over fees (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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ACLU Claims Jail For Benton County Unpaid Fines ‘Unconstitutional’

Group claims in suit, the county is trying to "squeeze blood from a turnip." However, apparently the ACLU hasn't seen the long list of offenders who never pay a dime for their crimes, often costing the county thousands of dollars.

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west richland golf course
west richland golf course (Townsquare media image)
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West Richland Sues Owner of Golf Course, Seeking Over $1.2 Million

Federal bankruptcy court is where the City of West Richland is headed, as they are seeking to recover between $1.2 and $1.36 million from the owner of West Richland Golf Course. (Pictured is inside of clubhouse).

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